Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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The moment you pick this egg up you prick your finger on the sharp horns poking through the shell.
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With a quick glance one would easily mistake the crystal gobbler for a crystalwing. Closer inspection reveals, however, that the crystal gobbler has only adapted to look like one in order to fool actual crystalwings and infiltrate their caverns. The crystal gobblers are especially drawn to crystalwing dens, and are excellent in locating those even from long distances. Once they get a whiff of a crystalwing den they will try to get to it by the fastest and most direct route, sometimes digging through layers of soil and small rocks with the powerful claws on their front feet. If the crystal gobbler reaches the crystalwing den, undetected thanks to its mimicry, and the crystalwing isn't there to guard it, the crystal gobbler may end up being quite destructive. In its search for any fallen gems or things to eat it may trample any eggs on the nest without a remorse. The crystal gobbler also secretes a sticky substance it uses to decorate itself with the gems it finds. These glued-in gems act as yet another way for the crystal gobbler to blend in with actual crystalwings and makes it more likely to succeed in its den raiding.
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Hatchling crystal gobblers aren't yet quite as insufferable as the adults. They seem to feel really privileged and will push aside any smaller hatchlings in order to get more treats, better places to lay on, or anything they seem to think as belonging to them. Which is many things. Once these little dragons start growing a little bigger it's almost impossible to keep them around other companions, especially crystalwings, as the crystal gobblers constantly sneak up to the others and get into fights by snatching whatever the other creature is eating or playing with.
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Once a crystal gobbler grows up it will get real nasty and opportunistic. It seems to dislike other creatures, its magi, and even others of its own species, and will either hiss and snap at them to drive them away, or burrow into a suitable hole to bide its time. The creature seems unable, or too lazy, to hunt, and instead resorts to getting its food by snatching it up from other unsuspecting creatures. Due to this the crystal gobbler quickly becomes very disliked among other creatures, which makes the crystal gobbler very good at adapting and becoming even more resourceful in its robberies. This skill, and the crystal gobbler's ability to locate crystalwing dens has made it popular in certain circles of magis of questionable morals.
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Re: Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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Reading the description like “aw haha this sounds like a funky little dude!” until I see “it may trample any eggs on the nest without a remorse.” NOOOOOOOO LEAVE THEM ALOOOOONE!!!! D: D: D:
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Re: Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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I do wonder what this'll look like! Got a few crystal shards sitting around that I could spend~
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Re: Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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When it mentioned crystal gobbler I instantly thought that they where possible crystal turkeys, lol. It would be interesting if they were crystal turkeys
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Re: Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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Weremoon87 wrote: May 15th, 2024, 1:43:43 am When it mentioned crystal gobbler I instantly thought that they where possible crystal turkeys, lol. It would be interesting if they were crystal turkeys
This is exactly what I thought too but so far the description seems to imply they mimic Crystalwings... O.o Gobbler as in eat/eater, I think.

Edit: I was right, very much not a turkey! They're dragons!

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Description:
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Hatchling crystal gobblers aren't yet quite as insufferable as the adults. They seem to feel really privileged and will push aside any smaller hatchlings in order to get more treats, better places to lay on, or anything they seem to think as belonging to them. Which is many things. Once these little dragons start growing a little bigger it's almost impossible to keep them around other companions, especially crystalwings, as the crystal gobblers constantly sneak up to the others and get into fights by snatching whatever the other creature is eating or playing with.
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Re: Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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Ardroth wrote: May 15th, 2024, 1:45:22 am
Weremoon87 wrote: May 15th, 2024, 1:43:43 am When it mentioned crystal gobbler I instantly thought that they where possible crystal turkeys, lol. It would be interesting if they were crystal turkeys
This is exactly what I thought too but so far the description seems to imply they mimic Crystalwings... O.o Gobbler as in eat/eater, I think.

Edit: I was right, very much not a turkey! They're dragons!

Hatchling sprite: (no visible dimorphism)
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Description:
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Hatchling crystal gobblers aren't yet quite as insufferable as the adults. They seem to feel really privileged and will push aside any smaller hatchlings in order to get more treats, better places to lay on, or anything they seem to think as belonging to them. Which is many things. Once these little dragons start growing a little bigger it's almost impossible to keep them around other companions, especially crystalwings, as the crystal gobblers constantly sneak up to the others and get into fights by snatching whatever the other creature is eating or playing with.

Yep! They dragons, lol
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Re: Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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I impulse bought the Shards for this for fun just because I had some spare cash lying around and I'm SO happy they're dragons. :D
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At first I thought it was a new stream release. Thank goodness it isn't! I'm egglocked, BUT... I can still get it with shards. I totaled up the amount... good bye $65 USD, hello more crystals for me. That also includes the monthly donis and the Shimmering shop CWs.
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Re: Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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Oh my gosh they're GORGEOUS-

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Once a crystal gobbler grows up it will get real nasty and opportunistic. It seems to dislike other creatures, its magi, and even others of its own species, and will either hiss and snap at them to drive them away, or burrow into a suitable hole to bide its time. The creature seems unable, or too lazy, to hunt, and instead resorts to getting its food by snatching it up from other unsuspecting creatures. Due to this the crystal gobbler quickly becomes very disliked among other creatures, which makes the crystal gobbler very good at adapting and becoming even more resourceful in its robberies. This skill, and the crystal gobbler's ability to locate crystalwing dens has made it popular in certain circles of magis of questionable morals.
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Re: Creature 1505: Crystal Gobbler

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This is SO COOL :yey: I love how the creature is worked into the Magiversary and the lore for Crystalwings! Excellent all around, probably one of my favourite creatures just for that!
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